Art Competition Announced for Stanley Cup Memorial

The Stanley Cup will soon find its home in Ottawa, or at least a monument dedicated to the trophy will.

The Lord Stanley Memorial Monument Inc., has announced a public art competition to design and build the memorial which will be donated to the City of Ottawa and revealed in 2017.

The big reveal is timed to commemorate the trophy’s 125th birthday. Lord Stanley of Preston donated the cup to the It was given to the “the championship hockey club of the Dominion of Canada” on March 18, 1892 in Ottawa. Stanley was known for his passion for the game, which many of his sons and daughters played in Ottawa.

The reveal also coincides with 100th anniversary of the NHL and Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations. It will be placed at Sparks Street and Elgin, facing Confederation Square, where Lord Stanley originally announced the Cup in what was formerly the Russell House Hotel.

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Portrait of Lord Stanley of Preston May 1889 Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

 Lord Stanley Memorial Monument Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization that was created in 2010 by the late Paul Kitchen, (a local hockey historian) with the purpose of creating the monument and commemorating the historical event.

 The cost of the monument is to be $4.5 million with contributions from the federal government, the Senators, the NHL and the City of Ottawa.

 The group is currently calling for interested design teams from all over Canada to submit their qualifications and experience. Up to eight teams will be selected to submit design ideas and proposals.

 The winning team will be announced October 28th, with the monument being revealed in December 2017.

 Details of the competition can be found at